Everyone is entitled to one BIG mistake right?
Mine came in the shape of my first “real” boyfriend. I was 18 and thought I was in love. I won’t name him here, he is no longer important.
The short story is that he was in the armed forces, was posted to Queensland and I followed. I moved away from my family and friends, everything I knew, across the country to be with this man.
We didn’t last out the year.
He cheated...a lot, and he was emotionally abusive. It took me a while to get over it but I came to the conclusion that love doesn’t hurt like that. If someone really loves you they won’t make you feel that way, worthless and insecure.
I am still vaguely annoyed with myself that I put up with it all for so long...what was I thinking?
Still, I emerged stronger and far less willing to put up with other people’s crap.
I never moved back to Perth. Sheer stubbornness, plus a great job and new friends made me stay in Queensland.
It was the best decision I ever made...
What was your big mistake?